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Murrieta, CA, United States
Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am a mixed media artist who lives in Murrieta, California. I work in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and other water and drawing media. My main subjects are abstracts, abstract landscapes, florals and gardens, equine abstracts and dog portraits. I love to use color! I try to incorporate the three C's in all of my work - color, contrast and composition! Most of these paintings are for sale. Please check with me for availability and prices if not posted. Contact me at: carol.engles@gmail.com carolenglesart.blogspot.com or carolengles.artspan.com Art copyrighted 2008-2016

Monday, May 5, 2014

Nude Study, one, charcoal drawing by Carol Engles


16 x 24 charcoal on paper. This is a nude I did - over 35 years ago. I did this drawing and several other nudes during a life drawing class at the University of Washington after I graduated from the University of Oregon and was living in Seattle working at the Seattle Times. I enjoyed taking a variety of art classes even though my degree was in journalism. This particular class was so HARD. It was 3 hours in the evening and I was exhausted at the end of every class. I remember being especially terrified at the first class. It was so intimidating. I almost dropped the class. But, I decided to stick with it. We realized that we were ALL intimidated. The instructor encouraged us to work very fast and loose. I am going to offer prints of these drawings through Artspan. So stay tuned! 

4 comments:

Devon T. said...

Gorgeous! You have always been so talented. It's nice to see some of your early early work :)

Carol Engles said...

Oh thanks Devon! I can't believe that I still have these.Don't you think they will make cool prints?

Theresa Paden said...

I love it!

Carol Engles said...

Thanks Theresa!